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tomentose

[tuh-men-tohs, toh-muh n-tohs] /təˈmɛn toʊs, ˈtoʊ mənˌtoʊs/
adjective, Botany, Entomology.
1.
closely covered with down or matted hair.
Origin of tomentose
1690-1700
From the New Latin word tōmentōsus, dating back to 1690-1700. See tomentum, -ose1
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